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Visiting Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

  • 2024-07-04
  • GDPC

Visiting Busan Foundation for International Cooperation


Date: April 4 (Thu), 2024

Venue: Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (BFIC), Busan, Korea


On April 4, the GDPC visited the Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (BFIC) in Busan. The BFIC deputy secretary-general, official development assistance/training department team leader, and managers warmly welcomed the GDPC members. The primary aim of this meeting was to share information and discuss current projects on urban development cooperation between the two organizations as well as to network.Following introductions from each institution, the GDPC presented its current research projects related to locally led development and its efforts in co-organizing programs with other international institutions. The BFIC also shared its experiences collaborating on development programs between Busan and various foreign cities.During the discussion session, several key topics were addressed, including the identity of local official development assistance (ODA), the significance of locally led development in the field of urban development, and suggestions for cooperation between the central government, municipalities, and ODA-relevant organizations.